“In investigations I played in the block corner. I did Mr Parrot. I made a house. Emily broke it but I still build it” – Ethan J
“In investigations I played with Kai” – Leo
“In investigations I was playing mummy and daddy. I used Mr Giraffe” – Guneet
“My speck of gold was building a city”- Gurshaan
“In investigations I make a space ship. I used Mr Parrot” – Ethan B
“In investigations I played with the lego. I used curiosity to make a plane” – Jackson
“In investigations I played outside. I used outside and Mr Parrot to play rock, paper, scissors, shoe” – Milania
“In investigations I played with my friends and played outside” – Deeksha
“In investigations I played with my friends” – Grace
“In investigations I was playing with the lego with Ethan B, Gurshaan and Jackson. We were making mobiles” – Krish
“In investigations I was painting the love heart with Awan. It was collaboration” – Ameer
Have a look at our learning during investigations.
MUDLA encompasses an array of aquaria accommodating species from around the globe. The room also has a focus on mammals (so far already home to Spinifex Hopping Mice) and reptiles (already homing a blue tongue lizard). The children went to visit the new MUDLA room and the exciting additions. We also had Marron from Kangaroo Island join the HFCS aqua-life during the school holidays.
We explored and reflected in our learning journals. We cannot wait for all the learning opportunities that will take place here!
This morning the R-2 classes came together to celebrate St Francis Assisi. St Francis Assisi is the patron Saint of the animals. We were fortunate to have Father Sam conduct a blessing of the animals.
It was a great experience for the children to enjoy and express their love towards God’s animals.
“My speck of gold was playing cricket” – Milania
“My speck of gold was doing sport” – Deeksha
“My speck of gold was cricket” – Ethan J
“My speck of gold was cleaning the rubbish outside” – Ethan B
“My speck of gold was cleaning” – James
“My speck of gold was going to cricket” – Anoop
“My speck of gold was going to the playground” – Alexander
“My speck of gold was packing away with Aleda” – Lydia
“My speck of gold was doing cooking” – Awan
“My speck of gold was going to the playground” – Reuben
“My speck of gold was playing with my friends. Kai, Daniel, Reuben and even Jamie and Jordan and James” – Leo
The new location of the sandpit was a highlight during investigative play. Sand play promotes physical development. Children also take on roles associated with their dramatic play- they learn important social skills such as empathy and perspective taking.
Benefits of sand play:
- Developing fine motor skills
- Eye & hand coordination
- Promote creativity and imagination through role play
- Sensory- Development of the sense of touch. Feeling and manipulating objects and moulding the sand.
- Language development – playing with sand is a social activity requiring speaking and listening, also developing vocabulary. Experimenting with language.
This morning we engaged in a range of numeracy investigations. We explored:
- Painting number formation
- Counting and subsitising
- Sorting and classifying
- Problem solving and estimation
- Shapes- 2D and 3D
- Mapping- using directional language
“In numeracy Reuben and me and Leo and Alexander went over to the painting numbers” – Kai
“In numeracy I was measuring the monkey and then I was painting numbers with Kai” – Leo
“In numeracy I did the maps. I made a map of my house” – Ekman
“In numeracy I made a map about my house” – Grace
“My speck of Gold was doing the treasure map. I did Sav’s house to my house” – Milania
“In numeracy I roll the dice and then added the number and draw the numbers” – Ethan B
“In numeracy investigations I made a shape puzzle in the home corner” – Emily M
“In numeracy I roll the numbers” – Krish
“In numeracy I was doing the ladybirds. I had to do how many numbers ” – Deeksha
“My speck of Gold was doing the map about the school” – Alannah
“In numeracy investigations I did painting with the numbers” – Ameer
“In numeracy investigations I made a dinosaur with shapes” – Elnathan
“In numeracy I did painting numbers with Kai and Daniel” – Reuben
“In numeracy I build the blocks. I used four” – Elthan
“In numeracy investigations I did the money” – Hudson
“My speck of gold was doing the blocks” – Gurshan
My speck of Gold was playing in the play ground- Anoop
My speck of Gold was playing knights- Ethan B
My speck of Gold is looking at thr turtle and playing lego – Ethan N
My speck of Gold was playing with Anoop and Ethan B- Gushan
My speck of Gold was making with blocks. I made a house- Reuben
My speck of Gold was drawing- Jaimie
My speck of Gold was making a mobile out of lego- Jackson
My speck of Gold was playing on the playground- Emily M
Play is the work of childhood.